Celtic | Sunday, Oct 25, 2015 | 3:00 PM | $22-40
Fifteen years ago, Solas burst onto the Irish music scene and instantly became a beacon – an incandescent ensemble that found contemporary relevance in timeless traditions without ever stooping to clichés. Since that time, the group has released eleven albums and has been named “Irish America’s most influential band” by NPR’s The Thistle and Shamrock. They are the quintessential Irish-American band touring and recording in the US today. For anyone who associates Irish music solely with pubs, green beer and March, be prepared to have your mind firmly changed.
Anchored by founding members Seamus Egan (flute, tenor banjo, mandolin, whistles, guitars, bodhran) and Winifred Horan (violins, vocals), Solas is rounded out by Mick McAuley (accordians, low whistle, concertina, vocals), Eamon McElholm (guitars, keyboards, vocals), and newest member and lead singer, Niamh Varian-Barry. Through fresh and unexpected arrangements of age-old tunes, compelling and topical originals and covers, and unparalleled musicianship, Solas continues to define the path for the Celtic music world and drive the genre forward.
This event will take place in our MainStage space and has reserved seating.